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Dr Kirstin Mulholland

Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Before taking an academic post at Northumbria University, Kirstin was a class teacher, senior leader, and Specialist Leader of Education in primary schools in the North East for more than 13 years. Kirstin is currently the Initial Teacher Education subject lead for Modern Foreign Languages, and also contributes to the English and Maths elements of our Education programmes. She is one of the module leaders for the Educational Research and Enquiry strand of the BA Primary Education programme. 

 

Kirstin completed her MEd and EdD at the University of Newcastle, and also holds an MLitt in Latin American Literature. She has a particular interest in teacher research; perceptions and experiences of teaching and learning; and the role of student voice in developing pedagogy. 

Kirstin Mulholland

Qualifications

  • Education EdD April 18 2016
  • Education MEd December 03 2009
  • Education PGCE June 30 2007
  • Latin American MLitt December 01 2005
  • Hispanic Studies BA (Hons) July 08 2003
  • National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics Accredited Professional Development Lead NCETM PD Lead 2018

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Kirstin's principal interests include:

  • teacher research, and participatory research with teachers, students and children
  • perceptions of teaching and learning, and the impacts of these upon self-concept, motivation and learning outcomes
  • the development of metacognition through peer collaboration and talk


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